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The Reception and Influence of the Fall

Nigel Mortimer

in John Lydgate's Fall of Princes: Narrative Tragedy in its Literary and Political Contexts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199275014
eISBN:
9780191705939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275014.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Fall survives in numerous manuscripts and was repeatedly imitated in the 150 years after Lydgate's death. This chapter discusses the uses to which readers put the poem, analysing extracts ... More


Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

R. W. Maslen

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that English writers of prose fiction from the 1550s to the 1570s produced some of the most daringly innovative publications of the sixteenth century. Through close examination of a ... More


Autobiography: History or Fiction?: William Baldwin Writing History “under the Shadow of Dreames and Visions” in A Mirror for Magistrates (1559)

Meredith Anne Skura

in Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226761879
eISBN:
9780226761886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761886.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter moves from arguments about literary and discursive convention to debates about the place, if any, of fiction in autobiography. One of the most important unrecognized texts in the history ... More


A Broil of Voices: The Printed Word in Baldwin’s Beware the Cat and Bullein’s Dialogue against the Fever Pestilence

Jane Griffiths

in Diverting Authorities: Experimental Glossing Practices in Manuscript and Print

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654512
eISBN:
9780191789434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654512.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on William Baldwin’s Beware the Cat and William Bullein’s Dialogue against the Fever Pestilence, arguing that their glossing reflects both the contemporary controversy over the ... More


Talking Books: Bale, Askew, and Baldwin

Jennifer Richards

in Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809067
eISBN:
9780191884153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809067.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the printed books of the sixteenth century as ‘talking books’; it also explores how the voice is implicated in the printing process. It focuses on the work of two print-aware ... More


Rhetoric, Commonplacing, and Poetics

Andrew Hadfield

in Lying in Early Modern English Culture: From the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789468
eISBN:
9780191831287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789468.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 examines a variety of treatises and debates about rhetoric and its value, and whether the art of persuasion could be a dangerous tool in the hands of the unscrupulous or even whether it was ... More


Night-Rule: The Alternative Politics of the Dark; or, Empires of the Nonhuman

Laurie Shannon

in The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the handicapped experience that humans encounter during the nighttime. The night’s incapacitating nature questions the human claims on panoptical or sovereign earthly rule by ... More


To Speak in Print (1551)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Churchyard’s first publication, the contentious broadside poem Davy Dycars Dreame, which appeared in the summer of 1551. It proposes that this poem and the contention it ... More


Attack and Defence (1551–1556)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Churchyard’s service during the Habsburg–Valois wars in a company of English mercenaries fighting for Emperor Charles V. It charts Churchyard’s participation in several major ... More


Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading

Jennifer Richards

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809067
eISBN:
9780191884153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809067.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Two ideas lie at the heart of this study and its claim that we need a new history of reading: that voices in books can affect us deeply; that printed books can be brought to life with the voice. ... More


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